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ABS/MBS Market

Every week, Asset-Backed Alert delivers the earliest word on money-making plays emerging from the evolving securitization business, including the worldwide markets for ABS, MBS and CLOs.

Selections from Recent Issues


Hopes Dim for Quick Market Rebound

Asset-backed bond investors and bankers are increasingly worried that the pace of new issuance could remain sluggish well into next year.

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Banks Mobilize Against Trading Book Regs

Banks suddenly are ramping up opposition to a Bank for International Settlements guideline that could stifle secondary-market trading of fixed-income...

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Santander Halts Unsecured-Loan Initiative

Responding to regulatory pressure, Santander Consumer USA is scrapping its plans for a $1 billion securitization of marketplace loans and exiting the...

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Subprime-Loan Dip Spurring Bond Issuance

Falling subprime-mortgage prices on the whole-loan market are making securitization look like a more viable source of funding, potentially prompting a...

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Short-Term CLO Buyers Resigned to Losses

Some short-term collateralized loan obligation investors are cutting losses on positions they took a few months ago, when values were higher.

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Top MBS Trader Splits From Morgan Stanley

Morgan Stanley has parted ways with its head mortgage-bond trader.

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MetLife, Pru Explore Marketplace-Loan Deals

MetLife and Prudential are considering purchases of bonds backed by marketplace-originated personal loans.

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No Letup Seen in Second-Half Slowdown

Discouraged by lagging issuance during the third quarter, asset-backed bond professionals in the U.S. are writing off any possibility that the market will...

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Funding Sought for Nuclear-Plant Shutdowns

Several energy companies are looking into asset-backed bond sales that would help cover the costs of closing aging nuclear plants.

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Apple Accelerates Bond-Buying Program

The expansion of Apple’s structured-product portfolio is gaining even more momentum.

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Trustee Revival Continues to Elude BNY

BNY Mellon is encountering obstacles as it attempts to rebuild its once-dominant trustee business.

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Ford Throws Curveball Into Reg AB Filings

Ford’s disclosures under the SEC’s Regulation AB update are causing headaches for industry attorneys.

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